Annual Drawdown of Lake Altoona

Post Date:11/02/2016 9:25 AM
The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that in accordance with state guidelines, the annual 0.7-foot (8.4 inches) winter draw down of Lake Altoona will begin on Monday morning, November 14, 2016. The purpose of the draw down is to minimize damage to property from ice shifting and to also create a larger reservoir
capacity in anticipation of spring rains and runoff from melting snow.

Also per state guidelines, the draw down will be a maximum of six (6) inches per twenty-four hour period. How rapidly the draw down will be completed depends on weather conditions.

The boat docks at Lake Altoona County Park will be removed for the season after the winter lake level is reached (the date depends upon weather conditions). The county boat docks on Lake Eau Claire will be removed by December 1.

Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to the Parks & Forest Department at 715-839-4783.
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